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Interior Before & After Paint Update and Tulip Heaven

May 6, 2017

Over the years, I have worked with a southern client on updating his home with new paint colors. It still amazes me how a coat of paint can totally transform a room! Here are a few sneak peek before and after photos of his newly painted home. There are a lot of photos in this post so grab a cup of coffee and relax and enjoy:

A welcoming new color of Stonington Gray HC-170 renews this entry hallway and stairs:

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Benjamin Moore Winter Solstice 1605 was painted to update the living room:

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I just love before and after pictures, don’t you? The new dining room in Coventry Gray HC-169 :Read More

Review of Gray Undertones

February 3, 2016

Undertones. We have learned enough about color to know we can not ignore them. But I have found that knowing the undertones of a color makes the color selection process much easier and less stressful.

So I thought I would do a little review as a reminder of the undertones of gray. Gray is still very popular right now and we should be aware of what makes up the color so we can be educated when choosing a color for our home.  Gray has the undertones of blue, green, violet and taupe:

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The most popular grays with blue undertones are Coventry Gray HC-169:

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Color Swap

January 20, 2015

I think it is so interesting that some of the colors between Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams are so similar. For instance: Ben Moore Revere Pewter HC-172: revere pewter

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Sherwin Williams Collonade Gray SW 7641:

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There is actually a list I have been adding to over the years. These colors not only look the same they also match based on their RGB values. A color’s RGB value indicates its red, green, and blue intensity. Each intensity value is on a scale of 0 to 255, or in hexadecimal from 00 to FF. Ben Moore Palladian Blue HC-144: bm palladian blue

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Sherwin Williams Rainwashed SW 6211: sw rainwashed

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So similar. This must be why these two colors are both so popular! Ben Moore Manchester Tan HC-81: man tan   Sherwin Williams Softer Tan SW 6141: SW7641sw6141 Maybe your painter only uses Sherwin Williams paint but you had your heart set on BM White Dove OC-17 for your trim color. SW has a match that looks exactly the same. It is called Greek Villa SW 7551. Ben Moore Classic Gray OC-23: bm classic gray

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Sherwin Williams Zurich White SW 7626: sw zurich white

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Pretty remarkable how close the colors look. Ben Moore Raspberry Truffle 2080-10: bm raspberry truffle

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Sherwin Williams Poinsettia SW 6594: sw poinsettia

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Ben Moore Wythe Blue HC-143: bm wythe blue2

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Sherwin Williams Quietude SW 6212: sw quietude

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I hope you enjoyed! I love looking at colors different ways. I have a whole list if anyone is interested. I also wanted to share with you that I received an email yesterday that stated, “We’re writing to let you know that you’ve been voted by the Houzz community as a winner of our Best of Houzz 2015 awards!” I was so excited! Hooray! houzz badge I am off to Sarasota, FL tomorrow. I am hoping it is sunny and warm! Thanks everyone!

Blues For Ceilings

August 17, 2014

[pinterest]After I wrote my post on Acadia White last week, a few readers have written to ask if I could suggest a paint color name for the blue ceilings I suggested:

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I have a few favorites.  One of my top favorite soft blues to use for ceilings is Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue:

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I love the softness of the blue and how it reminds me of a true sky blue. Another popular blue choice for ceilings is Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue:

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Gorgeous!

One other blue I love for ceilings is Benjamin Moore Pebble Beach 1597:

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Although we see blue ceilings with white walls often, (because it looks fabulous!) do not think you can only use blue ceilings in an all white room. I also love beige walls with a blue ceiling:

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What do you think of the beige and blue ceilings?

So don’t forget your ‘Fifth Wall.” Ceilings are a blank canvas for your creative expression. It is a quick and easy way to give your room a fresh new look! It is not a new or trendy look, blue painted ceilings have been around for a few years. What do you think of using soft blue ceilings in your home?

If you need help selecting colors for your home, contact me today.

A New Bedroom Update

February 27, 2013

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I wanted to share an online bedroom project I recently finished that I think came out so pretty. My client Beth, had wanted to update her bedroom into a new, bright and fresh space.

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She decided to use her existing bedroom furniture which is a darker stained wood. She had also recently painted the room with Ben Moore Palladian Blue HC-144:

I found this fabric for her because she wanted something a little more custom in the room without spending too much. This fabric will be made in window panels and a long boudoir pillow for the bed:

I suggested white bedding which she loved:

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And here is the final design board:

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Beth is really happy with our choices, which makes me really happy! Thanks for letting me share Beth. What do you think of of her design plan?

Thank you for voting for my entry in the Tobi Farley design contest!! Just a few more days! Please try to vote each day! Thank you so very much!!!!

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Weekend Resale Ready Home Staging

April 2, 2012

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This past weekend I helped a new client, Eva, prepare her home to put onto the market for sale. She has a beautiful, sun-filled home that she just wanted me to ‘dress up pretty’ before it is officially listed on the market. Here is a picture of her kitchen before:

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I had to work with this blue:

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I found a great rug for only $14.99 at Home Goods:

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Which I used to bring color in the room:

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Eva also had a vibrant yellow bathroom:

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That I calmed down a bit with a pretty shower curtain:

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There was one bedroom upstairs that looked very old and dated. I had her paint the one room in the Ben Moore Palladian Blue color:

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This color is so beautiful, it needs no other props in the room.

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One area of the home I notice that is often overlooked is the closet:

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Potential buyers do not want to see your old quilts, towels, mattress pads, etc. in the closet. Eva needed to keep just a few items in the closet. Instead of leaving the clothes all spread out:

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I just brought all the pieces together and placed the best looking piece on the top:

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The closet looks much neater now and shows how large it actually is.

I also laid a few bright Welcome mats at the home’s entrance which really brightened up the area (which of course I forgot to take pictures of). We spent under $100.00 for everything and I think it looks great.

Does anyone recognize this picture?:

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It was left at the house stored away in a closet. I am so drawn to it. I don’t know if I love it or not!

Well, Eva is very happy with the way the staging came out. So that makes me happy! Best of luck for a quick and profitable sale Eva!

If you need help getting your home ready for sale, contact me today.

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